On Thanksgiving, Mayor Adams visited the troubled Rikers Island jail facility, according to his social media posts.
The excursion came after Hizzoner’s Thursday appearances at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the National Action Network offices in Harlem.
“I wanted to visit the inmates and engage in a conversation to tell them that where they are is not who they are,” Adams said.
“It’s about re-engaging themselves, learning from whatever placed them here in the first place, and coming out with the desire not to return,” Adams added.
Adams also expressed gratitude to the corrections officials who were spending their holiday at the difficult jail complex and who was “under-appreciated.”